At Port Chester restaurants, World Cup fever rises
Port Chester is getting ready for the World Cup — in a big way. With just about every nation represented in the local population, restaurants are putting out signs and getting their big-screen TVs ready.
Down the block, Tortilleria Los Gemelos is ready for Mexico’s game tomorrow also. But the real action will happen once the team gets to the quarter finals, owner Adelo Ramirez says.
“That’s when we go all-out,” he said this afternoon. The celebration for the Gold Cup, when Mexico beat the United States in New Jersey, was off the charts. During the World Cup, fans gather by nationality — Italian, Brazilian, and so on. “That’s the only time you get to see the Mexicans put together in Port Cheter,” Ramirez said. “That’s when you realize how big a population it has become.”
At Copacabana, the Brazilian steakhouse on North Main, all the games are being shown, every day. And they’re making a point of welcoming fans from every country. The flags are strung across the wall of a patio, which was furnished a year ago with the World Cup in mind.
“We’re expecting a lot of fun,” said General Manager Anderson Moretti.